This new research explains how balancing the gut bacteria is a tricky matter. Which explains why digestive enzymes and marshmallow root tea (to counter inflammation) are a must.
" These microbes are typically found in low numbers because they need oxygen to grow, and the gut is an oxygen-free world. But during inflammation, oxygen leaks through, and its presence allows enteros to devour a chemical called formate, produced by other gut microbes. “They can eat the scraps off the table,” Winter says. Inflammation also causes host cells to release nitrates , and the enteros can “breathe” using these instead of oxygen."